Car and Driver Names 2019 Honda Passport Best 2 Row SUV
The already popular midsize SUV segment seems to be growing more competitive year after year. The team at Car and Driver decided to focus in on the best that class has to offer by pitting the following vehicles against each other as part of their “Meat in the Middle” comparison test:
- Honda Passport
- Nissan Murano
- Ford Edge
- Chevrolet Blazer
- Hyundai Santa Fe
After extensive testing, the 2019 Honda Passport was crowned best 2 row SUV.
Read on to find out how it happened.
Car and Driver’s Meat in the Middle Matchup
A 2-row midsize SUV offers a fantastic combination of power, efficiency, space, and luxury, so the class is a top choice among plenty of Missouri drivers. Car and Driver decided to zero in on the best of the class by choosing three recently updated models (Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Nissan Murano) and two all-new vehicles (Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer).
After much discussion and plenty of road-testing, the Honda Passport came out ahead. As summed up by Car and Driver themselves: “The best combination of utility and driving pleasure also comes with a reasonable price tag.”
The 2019 Honda Passport
The Honda Passport was just launched at the start of February, but it has already started to dominate the midsize SUV scene. Car and Driver called it “a picture of pragmatic service largely thanks to enormous interior space”, and noted that the V6 engine “produced the best zero-to-60, quarter-mile, and 50-to-70 passing times in the group, even as the Passport earned the best observed fuel economy”. Even Edmunds.com called the vehicle “a class leader when it comes to utility”.
Here’s how those interior dimensions and performance specs break down:
- Up to 100.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
- Up to 115.9 cubic feet of passenger volume
- Up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
- Up to 5,000 lbs. of towing.
Standout Honda Passport features include:
- Heated Front and Rear Seats
- Ventilated Front Seats
- 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Power Lumbar Support
- Wireless Phone Charger
- Power Tailgate with Available Hands-Free Access
- 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Integration